Posted On: January 29, 2011 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Employment-Related Class Action Filings Inch Closer To 50% Mark And Retain Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts

To assist class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of cases against which they will have to defend in California, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for new class action lawsuits filed in California state and federal courts in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, San Mateo, Oakland/Alameda and Orange County areas. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant time frame. This report covers the time period from January 21 - 27, 2011, during which time a relatively high number of new class actions were filed -- 64. Over the past few years, labor law class actions have often accounted for more than half of the new class actions filed during any particular week. But in 2011, this has not yet proved to be true. In fact, during the two reporting periods this year, only 38% and 39%, respectively of the new class actions filed involved employment-related claims. This reporting period, only 26 new labor law class actions were filed, representing only 41% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other category to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 20 new filings, representing 31% of the total number of new class actions filed.

Posted On: January 22, 2011 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Labor Law Class Action Filings Stay Below 50% But Maintain Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts

As a resource for California class action defense attorneys, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for new class action lawsuits filed in California state and federal courts in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, San Mateo, Oakland/Alameda and Orange County areas. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant time frame. This report covers the time period from January 14 - 20, 2011, during which time 44 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. While labor law class actions have often accounted for more than half of the new class actions filed during any particular week, recently that has not been true. In fact, during the last reporting period only 38% of the new class actions filed involved employment-related claims. This reporting period, only 17 new labor law class actions were filed, representing only 39% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging violations of federal securities laws with 12 new filings, representing 27% of the total number of new class actions filed, and class actions alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 6 new filings, representing 14% of the total number of new class actions filed.

Posted On: January 15, 2011 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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New Labor Law Class Action Filings Fall Below 50% Of New Class Action Lawsuits But Hold Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts

To assist class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of claims against which they will have to defend in California courts, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for new class action lawsuits filed in California state and federal courts in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, San Mateo, Oakland/Alameda and Orange County areas. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant time frame. This report covers the time period from January 7 - 13, 2011, during which time 52 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. Labor law class actions often account for more than half of the new class actions filed during any particular week; this reporting period, however, only 20 of these new class actions alleged employment-related claims, representing a relatively low 38% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 11 new filings, representing 21% of the total number of new class actions filed, and class actions alleging violations of federal securities laws with 8 new filings, representing 15% of the total number of new class actions filed.

Posted On: January 8, 2011 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Labor Law Class Action Lawsuits Begin New Year At Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts

As a resource to California class action defense attorneys, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for new class action lawsuits filed in California state and federal courts in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, San Mateo, Oakland/Alameda and Orange County areas. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant time frame. This report covers the time period from December 29, 2010 - January 6, 2011, during which time 43 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. Twenty-one (21) of these new class actions alleged employment-related claims, representing 49% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other category to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 8 new filings, representing 19% of the total number of new class actions filed.